Substance abuse

Substance abuse

Building bridges: linking woman abuse, substance use and mental ill health (summary report)

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Louise Godard
Jill Cory
Alexxa Abi-Jaoudé
Publisher: 
BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
January 2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Identifies the need for a women-centred framework as part of the solution to improve services that support women’s safety and health. Based on research, practice and women’s narratives confirming that violence is pervasive and central to the development of substance use and mental ill health.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographic references.

Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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Groups Served: 
All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women-centred harm reduction

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Girl-centred approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on gendered approaches to youth prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, arising from a national virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health

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English
Translated Title: 
Attention au fossé (entre les genres)
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes research that establishes a strong association between trauma, violence and mental health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039

'Women CARE' in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Fern Charlie
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the VANDU Women Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women Care), a peer-driven, community-based organization that provides support, education and advocacy by and for women who use drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about the primary health-care experiences of women who use drugs, while supporting their health, well-being and leadership.

National database of FASD and substance use during pregnancy resources

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2003-2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers a searchable database of Canadian resources and includes a description of each resource and ordering information.

Women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Christina Martens (ed.)
Publisher: 
Visions Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women, girls and substance use: some of the facts

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides an overview of data on alcohol and substance use among Canadian girls and women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
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